Tag: clay bottomed ponds

Bare-Rooted Water Lilies

  Bare-Rooted Water Lilies   Hardy Water Lilies grow and spread from tubers and rhizomes.  These soft woody root stocks are designed by nature to store essential nutrients and in late summer and early Autumn, the stems, blooms and Water Lily pads start to decompose adding more essential nutrients to existing nutrient rich pond sludge.  Throughout […]

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The Demoiselle, Natures Fresh Water Wonder

The Demoiselle, Natures Fresh Water Wonder Introduction My first sighting of a Demoiselle (from the Dragonfly family), was in North Devon whilst walking up a woodland stream.  Female Demoiselle are brown in color and not as easy to spot but the males, are an incredible metallic blue, green and black in color.  Unlike Dragonflies and Damselflies, […]

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Re-Potting Marginal Pond Plants

  Re-Potting Marginal Pond Plants There are two types of marginal plants, shallow marginal plants and deep water marginal plants.  Shallow marginal plants grow literally at the water edge and require no more than 4 cm of water depth.  The different species and cultivars of deep water marginal plants require different water depths but most […]

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Growing Water Lilies in Deep Ponds

  Growing Water Lilies in Deep Ponds   One of the most frequent inquiries I receive is “What Water Lilies are suitable for deep water.”? The deepest water in larger ponds and lakes could be anywhere between 4 to 15 feet in depth or even deeper, but Water Lilies will not grow in waters of more than […]

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Juncus Species and Cultivars for Ponds

  Juncus Species and Cultivars for Ponds   Planting up a pond or water garden is not always about flowers.  The colour of foliage and plants that produce interesting seed heads can be just as visual and create a natural looking balance, when planted among-st and in-between flowering plants.  Not surprising, that ornamental grass areas are […]

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10 Must Have Submerged Deep Water Pond Plants

   10 Must Have Submerged Deep water Pond Plants   Submerged pond plants play an essential role in maintaining a healthy pond.  Releasing oxygen into the water and taking up excessive nitrate levels at the same time, they create a perfect balanced environment for all pond life.  Some deep water plants are just water foliage plants […]

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Pond Plants that complement each other

  Pond Plants that complement each other   I used to exhibit at a lot of garden shows, one such show being the RHS Hampton Court Palace Show.   Setting up and creating our feature gardens was a mammoth task, which is sadly why after 14 show gardens over 16 years, I finally decided to stop.  […]

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